PhD Student in Experimental Psychology

Ghent University


PhD Student

Last application date
Jan 05, 2020 23:59

PP02 - Department of Experimental psychology

Employment category
Doctoral fellow

Limited duration

Master’s degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a closely related discipline

Occupancy rate

Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description
We are seeking a highly motivated prospective PhD student for a 4-year position at the Dept. of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University (Belgium). The position is funded by the EFFORT project, in which we will employ a multi-method cognitive neuroscience approach to investigate cognitive effort in humans (main promotors: Roeljan Wiersema, Wim Notebaert, Nico Boehler, Ruth Krebs). For details see:


Our department hosts several research groups in the realm of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, creating a dynamic research environment including regular internal talk series as well as presentations by invited speakers. We have access to a research-dedicated 3-tesla MR scanner (Siemens Prisma), multiple EEG systems, TMS, and eye-tracking devices.


The starting date for this position is between March 1st 2020 the earliest and October 1st 2020 the latest. The call closes January 5th 2020.


Profile of the candidate
The candidate will be mainly involved in behavioral, fMRI, and EEG experiments in healthy adults in the lab of Ruth Krebs, in collaboration with Nico Boehler and Senne Braem. Candidates are expected to have a Master’s degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a closely related discipline at the time of the starting date. Candidates with prior training in fMRI, EEG, and/or pupillometry, as well as good programming skills (Python, Matlab) would be excellent for this position.


How to apply
Interested candidates should send their CV, a motivation letter, and contact information of at least two referees to Feel free to contact me for further information.

Ruth Krebs Ghent University Fac. of Psychology and Educational Sciences Dept. of Experimental Psychology Henri Dunantlaan 2 9000 Ghent Belgium


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